'SMART' software identifies poaching hotspots

British researchers have developed a new software to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.

UN body warns against rhino poaching
UN body warns against rhino poaching

Great One-Horned Rhinos in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is faced with threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers at their disposal, warns a UN body.

Leopard cub killed in accident on Faridabad-Gurgaon road

A male leopard cub was mowed down by a speeding vehicle on the Faridabad-Gurgaon road, a forest official said.

Baby turtles break out of their eggshells in Odisha
Baby turtles break out of their eggshells in Odisha

Millions of baby turtles have broken out of their eggshells and crawled towards the serene seawaters off Gahirmatha coast in Odisha's Kendrapara district, marking the culmination of annual sojourn of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles since last week.

Ranthambore tiger moves to MP in search of territory
Ranthambore tiger moves to MP in search of territory

A three-year-old tiger from Ranthambore national Park in Rajasthan has sneaked into the adjoining forest of Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district where it is scouting for home.

NGT asks Assam govt to release funds for Kaziranga park

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the Assam government for its failure to release funds for protection of wildlife in Kaziranga and Manas national parks and directed it to make the amount available in two weeks.

Govt committed to protect wildlife: Haryana Forests Minister

Haryana's Environment Minister Captain Abhimanyu on Friday said the state government was committed to protect and further develop the wildlife and bio-diversity in the state.

31 rhinos found dead in Namibia

Thirty-one rhino carcasses have been discovered in Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, the tourism minister said on Friday.

Three tigers spotted at Namdapha Tiger Reserve
Three tigers spotted at Namdapha Tiger Reserve

Three tigers have been spotted at Namdapha Tiger Reserve (NTR) during a recent tiger estimation and monitoring expedition using camera trapping exercise.

Uttarakhand sets up committee to check human-animal conflict

The Uttarakhand government has decided to set up a high-level committee to check rising incidents of human-animal conflict in areas adjacent to forest areas and suggest a mechanism to curb it, an official said on Thursday.

Ensure no illegal mining takes place in Haridwar: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government to ensure that no "illegal and unscientific" sand mining is being carried out in Haridwar district.

Bhitarkanika officials rescue endangered barn owl

Bhitarkanika National Park officials have rescued an endangered barn owl, which is a scheduled animal under the Wildlife Act, from a house in the village near to the forest in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Stuffed tiger produced as evidence in Ghaziabad court

People present at a court here were surprised when four-five men brought a stuffed Royal Bengal tiger inside the court complex on Monday to be presented before a magistrate in a case of possession of illegal wildlife articles.

Poachers turned conservationists in Sunderbans for saving world's largest mangrove forest

Poachers have turned conservationists in the Sunderbans, giving a ray of hope to conservationists for saving the world's largest mangrove forest which is facing threat from rising sea level and climate change and the wildlife there.

Elephant torso found, tusk removed

 The torso of an elephant was found with its head and tusk cut off in Alipurduar district on .

Himachal to light up villages with solar energy

Himachal Pradesh will try to light up three non-electrified villages located in the deep forests of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, India's richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas, through solar energy, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said here on Thursday.

Scientists map human-wildlife conflict based on elephant study

Researchers have claimed to have established a "reliable" approach to predict the likely occurrence of human-wildlife conflict which will help conservation scientists to pre-emptively mitigate them and foster co-existence between people and animals.

More teeth to be given to wildlife crime control bureau: Govt

More teeth would be given to the wildlife crime control bureau for stricter enforcement of laws to protect wildlife and increased penalties for offenders, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Wednesday.

Forest dept captures tiger which enters village

 A tiger which had strayed into a village in South 24 Parganas district was captured by Forest department officials.

Blackbuck population increases in Odisha's Ganjam district
Blackbuck population increases in Odisha's Ganjam district

Population of the endangered blackbucks in Ganjam district of Odisha has increased by 1,612 in the past four years.